Keynote Speeches

Prof. Wadhwa is selectively available for delivering keynote speeches at key events where you are seeking to inspire your audience with specific Personal Leadership ideas and insights.  The winner of Columbia Business School’s Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2012, Prof. Wadhwa is a dynamic, thought-provoking and passionate speaker on a wide range of Personal Growth and Leadership topics. 

In 2013, Prof. Wadhwa did Keynote Speeches on the following topics:

  • The Power of Paradox:  How to Unlock Your Full Potential by Embracing Opposing Ideas
  • 5 Mindsets for Driving Strategic Impact
  • Working Smart, Not Working Hard:  How to Achieve More by Doing Less
  • How to Succeed by Not Trying:  The Principle of Non-attachment

Here is a short talk he has given at TEDx on how we are shaped by our self-identity:

Coaching & Role-Plays


At IPL we have a team of experienced coaches who are experts in the IPL methodology and who provide one-on-one coaching to executives on their specific Personal Leadership objectives. 

Many of our clients find it beneficial to combine an IPL workshop or online executive education program, which provides executives with a range of Personal Leadership insights and tools, with coaching, which provides the personalized guidance and troubleshooting that executives seek on their specific Personal Leadership aspirations and challenges. 

The coaching is typically done via phone or video-conferencing, though in-person meetings can be arranged in certain cases.  In addition to one-on-one coaching, we can also design team-coaching sessions. 

Contact us if you would like more information on how your organization can benefit from our coaching services. 


The only way to acquire a new skill is by practice, practice – and more practice.  At IPL, we provide executives with a unique methodology through which they can engage in regular practice on interpersonal skills, such as in how to have difficult conversations, influence others, coach others, deliver effective feedback, or build trust-based relationships.  

Using a video-conferencing platform, executives are connected one-on-one with an IPL coach who engages in a number of role-plays with them and provides live feedback.  We have designed this library of role-plays to give executives hands-on experience in applying the IPL toolkit to address the typical interpersonal challenges they face as leaders.  Executives can also use these sessions to role-play specific conversations they are planning to have with key people – thus preparing themselves for their “moment-of-truth” and boosting their ultimate performance in such situations. 

In addition to one-on-one role-plays, we can also design team-role-play sessions. 

Contact us if you would like more information on how your organization can benefit from our coaching & role-play practice services.  

Train the Trainer & Licensing Program

For organizations who want to adopt the IPL methodology and pursue their own internal training, IPL offers a train-the-trainer program for qualified HR and training professionals to deliver Personal Leadership workshops within their own organizations and client networks.  Trainers receive a certification from IPL.  In addition, we license our training content to these certified trainers in serving the needs of their audiences.

Live-Stream Sessions

We periodically offer Live-Stream Sessions with Prof. Wadhwa where we share our latest research and practical guidance on Personal Leadership topics. 

These are free workshops and provide a unique opportunity for participants around the globe to have a live opportunity to interact with Prof. Wadhwa and with each other on current personal leadership themes.   We often get over 1,000 participants. 

Contact us if you would like to stay updated on our Live-Stream Sessions for 2015 and beyond.

Lifelong Learning Community

IPL is now launching a lifelong learning platform to be made available to all alumni of our leadership development programs.  This platform provides a powerful opportunity for our alumni to engage in a lifelong learning journey by interacting with other participants, exchanging stories, gaining support and inspiration from their peers, and getting valuable, fresh perspectives from IPL faculty. 

We are also customizing this platform to provide private learning communities for our organizational clients. 

Culture Change

Chief Executives have traditionally sought to boost performance through operational, product, marketing or technological improvements.  Today, more and more leaders are recognizing that their key challenge lies in unlocking the full potential of their people.  IPL’s focus on Self, Strategic and People Leadership makes it an ideal partner to help you design and execute a culture change program that drives new behaviors, such as greater collaboration, commitment, innovation or accountability.   We integrate a number of training elements – workshops, coaching, online learning and more – to help enable culture change within organizations.